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Magazine Hires Conde Nast Beauty Editor/Addict to Pen Drug Use Column

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Deeper_Background, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Most people try and keep their drug addictions on the down low, but not Cat Marnell!

    The former Conde Nast beauty editor, who traded in her title after years of working her way to the top for a drug-fueled, self-indulgent lifestyle, exposes her shocking addict lifestyle in the new Page Six Magazine, which includes crazy cocktails of prescription and illegal drugs, bulimia, abortions and doctor shopping – and RadarOnline.com has all the details.


    The 29-year-old, who was fired from her day job by Jane Pratt when she refused to get clean and describes herself as the “bald Britney Spears of the literary world”, had no qualms about inviting the magazine journalist into her New York City apartment, which was infested with crack pipes, prescription pill bottles and European fashion magazines, and bringing her out for a wild night on the town, where she snorted cocaine in front of her and ingested a variety of other drugs.

    "I couldn't spend another summer meeting deadlines behind a computer at night when I could be on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends," she explained to the magazine about her decision to pick drugs over her career.

    However, two weeks after getting fired from the popular website, she was hired by Vice magazine to write a column about her druggie life called “Amphetamine Logic.”

    "If she told us tomorrow she wanted to stop taking drugs, we would help her do that," says Rocco Castoro, who hired Cat to write about her escapades. "She's writing about her life, and it's brave. The reality is, she would continue to do drugs without having an outlet to write about it. She's an important writer who should have an outlet. We don't glorify it; we're just honest about it. Anyone who knows someone who uses drugs knows: You can't tell them to stop. From the beginning, I told her, 'I'm not going to be your parent.'"

    "I choose drugs over sex and I always have," Cat reveals about her priorities."People have wanted to date me, and I try, but I can't. It's very hard for people to understand addicts are very selfish."

    Also a proud bulimic at 98 pounds, with a diet of Gatorade, Adderall, vodka, cigarettes and the occasional binge bucket of chicken wings, Cat brags about her diet technique.

    “Real girls know how to do it,” she explains about self-induced vomiting. “It’s part of being a woman.” http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/09/drug-addicted-blogger-cat-marnell-vice-magazine
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    "She's an important writer ..."

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
     
  3. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    I've read her for the past year, and found her fascinating in a Hunter S. Thompson sort of way. But I also wondered how she stayed employed, never mind how she managed to arise in the morning/afternoon to meet deadlines. Which she did, as well as post video and blog, so I guess in some ways she'd be an asset in today's climate.
     
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    Awesome. She can "mentor the youth."
     
  5. SalukiNC

    SalukiNC Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    Been reading her on Vice ... her schtick gets a little old, but she's not terrible. Somebody was going to give her a gig.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    I'd wager she does a lot of exaggerating, if not outright lying, about how much she "parties."
     
  7. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    Not sure about that, since much of her writing was accompanied by self-taken pictures of the debauchery from the previous night. I can barely function the next day after a couple glasses of wine, so I admit to following her with a slight envy over how she could crawl out of bed and still write such witty, coherent copy. (I'm not in any way saying young writers should emulate her, because I'd wager she'll be on the side of Amy Winehouse someday, possibly soon.)

    I remember one article she wrote about her pill-pushing dad, a prominent doctor, and how easily she learned to scam drugs such as Adderall, and how these fueled her writing career. It was interesting insight. She drew the line at meth because of vanity -- she lives in a world that values nice teeth and skin that hasn't been scratched and poked until it's oozing. It's such a different world than mine, I admit to finding it fascinating. But as I write that, I also admit I'm buying into this enabling world of readers and/or editors, and eventually we'll be reading about her ugly death.
     
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    bookmark.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

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    Not sure which is worse, her shtick, or our prim morbidity in paying it any attention.

    The cliché of a drug-fueled demimonde was played out the first time around, in the 70s. The 1870s. At least then you got some poetry out of it.
     
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    paying attention. i felt like a whore just bookmarking this thread. ; )
     
  11. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

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  12. Re: Magazine Hires Addict to Pen Drug Column

    At least they got an expert.
    And we all have a front row seat for the impending crash.


    And she's about a 3 with the "How 'Bout No Bear" to boot.
     
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